Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

Hunger Games [1]

Scholastic (Dec 01, 2009)
9780439023481
| Hardcover
374 pages | 213 x 145 mm | English
Dewey 0809
LOC Class. PZ7.C6837 .Hun 2008
LOC Contr. 2007039987

Genres

  • Dystopian
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Science Fiction
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Teens
  • Young Adult

Subjects

  • Interpersonal Relations/ Fiction
  • Survival Skills
  • Survival/ Fiction
  • Television Programs
  • Television Programs/ Fiction

Plot

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.